As part of its efforts to cushion the effect of coronavirus, the leadership of National Union of Yobe State Students (NUYOSS), has donated food items to one thousand 1000 Almajiri students in Damaturu, Yobe State.
According to the President of the Union, Muhammad Tijjani, they decided to feed them because the lockdown has brought untold hardship on those Almajiri students, because they depend on people in the streets to be able to feed.
The program titled “Buni COVID-19 give away” was an effort by the Union to support the concerted effort of the state government in reaching wider population, Tijjani said.
“In an effort to fight against the hardship caused by the pandemic round the universe, many measures have been put in place by governments,” he said.
Speaking on the gesture, Bulama Sarki Abdulkadir, the head teacher of one of the targeted Almajiri schools in Nayinawa Ward, appreciated the Union for showing such a nice gesture and that such a gesture if sustained, would give peace to the Almajiris and compel them to comply with the lockdown order.
The programme was funded from the union’s account with some support from few individuals in the state.